B-24 Milady Crash Site - NT

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -12.43236 130.697006
DMS: 12º 25' 56.49" S 130º 41' 49.22" E
UTM: 52 L 8625048mN 684460mE
Altitude: 17.98m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


15.43kms West of Darwin - Driving 124 km (1 hour 47 mins)

Address & Contact

Charles Point Rd
Cox Peninsula NT 0822
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://northernterritory.com/darwin-and-surrounds/see-and-do/wreck-of-b24j-liberator-bomber-milady


Milady was a B-24J-15-CO, S/n 42-73134, a Liberator Bomber, manufactured at the Consolidated Factory in San Diego September 3rd 1943. at a cost of $241,924.00. It's first flight was on 14th September 1943 and was delivered to the USAAF on the 16th September 1943. It arrived at Townsville on 3rd of November 1943. it was then assigned to the 531 Squadron, 380th Bomb Group . and was stationed at Long Airfield near Hayes Creek, NT, first mission was to Selaru, Utoram. Milady carried out 56 missions until the Crash on 17th September 1945 with the loss of 6 crew killed, it was on a practice bombing mission at the time. Access to the crash site is via Charles Point Rd , Cox Peninsula, NT , the turn off is at S12 26 31.9 E130 42 06.7 (use ExplorOz Traveller app to follow markers).

At the site you'll find wreckage of the aircraft plus a plaque and interpretive signage.

NOTE: this site can be inaccessible during the Wet Season
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Closest Weather Station

Charles Point at 29/04:30am CST
Distance from B-24 Milady Crash Site 8.64km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Darwin Airport
Distance from B-24 Milady Crash Site 21.24km E
Mean Max. °C31.831.431.932.732.030.630.531.432.633.233.332.6
Mean Min. °C24.824.724.524.022.119.919.320.423.024.925.325.3
Mean Rain mm423.8374.6322.1101.

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